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    Default anyone ride a motorcycle?

    been thinking of getting a cafe racer!

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    Motorcycles are fun! I bought Triumph Thruxton 900cc when I came to UK Nothing serious or special, but enough to have some fun!
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    Remember helmets and speed limits are for wimps. Full throttle and feel the wind in your face. Pebbly roads are fun too

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    Quote raptors999 wrote: View Post
    Remember helmets and speed limits are for wimps. Full throttle and feel the wind in your face. Pebbly roads are fun too


    you must be hatin' on moto riders aren't you

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    been thinking of getting a cafe racer!
    What are you looking at getting? Café Racers are generally custom bikes, are they not? Or are there factory cafe's now?

    My buddy is big into customizing bikes, and has built a few Cafes. Currently rebuilding an old Ducatti.

    I ride around on his old Suzuki GT500.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    I ride around on his old Suzuki GT500.
    Everyone loves a classic!

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Motorcycles are fun! I bought Triumph Thruxton 900cc when I came to UK Nothing serious or special, but enough to have some fun!
    whoah. the thruxton is definitely a beast. a friends bf just got one too.

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    What are you looking at getting? Café Racers are generally custom bikes, are they not? Or are there factory cafe's now?

    My buddy is big into customizing bikes, and has built a few Cafes. Currently rebuilding an old Ducatti.

    I ride around on his old Suzuki GT500.
    i guess i mean cafe racer 'style' bikes haha. i've been looking at a good beginner bike.

    the suzuki tu250 comes to mind.



    although the beginner in me kind of wants to try out one of those cheap but well-reviewed sym wolf classic 150. pretty low powered machine but i don't plan on doing much highway riding at all.


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    Good beginner bike you say? I like light sport bikes, so my first bike was a Hyosung GT250. Love at first sight!

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    i guess i mean cafe racer 'style' bikes haha. i've been looking at a good beginner bike.

    the suzuki tu250 comes to mind.

    Ahh gotcha. Thought maybe you had a hookup for a custom ride! Haha

    Ya, those 250s can make pretty cool racers:



    Note the significantly lower handlebars, the rounded seat/fender cap, and the FAT tires.
    Those are generally "defining" traits of a true Café Racer.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Ahh gotcha. Thought maybe you had a hookup for a custom ride! Haha

    Ya, those 250s can make pretty cool racers:



    Note the significantly lower handlebars, the rounded seat/fender cap, and the FAT tires.
    Those are generally "defining" traits of a true Café Racer.
    man those are some beauties. yeah i dont think i'd want the lower handlebars at least just yet.

    i definitely love the ridged seats of the old honda scramblers though!


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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    What are you looking at getting? Café Racers are generally custom bikes, are they not? Or are there factory cafe's now?

    My buddy is big into customizing bikes, and has built a few Cafes. Currently rebuilding an old Ducatti.

    I ride around on his old Suzuki GT500.
    just curious who is your buddy? its not 'kazillac' on instagram is it?

    https://instagram.com/kazillac/

    hes got some insane stuff going on!

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    just curious who is your buddy? its not 'kazillac' on instagram is it?

    https://instagram.com/kazillac/

    hes got some insane stuff going on!
    Haha no, but that guy has some crazy shit!
    Nah, my buddy is just a guy who works in a little back shop and loves to ride.

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    I'll stick to recreational vehicles personally. Bikes are bad ass though.

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    Quote iblastoff wrote: View Post
    just curious who is your buddy? its not 'kazillac' on instagram is it?

    https://instagram.com/kazillac/

    hes got some insane stuff going on!
    Here's a few pics of his old Honda he customized:






    He just sent me these actually, after making a few changes to the paint job.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Here's a few pics of his old Honda he customized:






    He just sent me these actually, after making a few changes to the paint job.
    damn thats some super aggressive seating!

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    Me, my ride and my bike.

    Keep Calm & Chive On

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    Pro tip: Invest in a titanium wheelie bar.

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    Crashed my bike tonight. SMIDSY on a T-junction. Punk in the car was crazy drunk. Thank god I put my all gear for 2-mile ride!! No serious injury, just mild concussion, some road rash, bruising and a large cut on left leg ( hurts like hell doe!! )
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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Crashed my bike tonight. SMIDSY on a T-junction. Punk in the car was crazy drunk. Thank god I put my all gear for 2-mile ride!! No serious injury, just mild concussion, some road rash, bruising and a large cut on left leg ( hurts like hell doe!! )
    Shit man, glad to hear you're ok!! Well, relatively speaking anyway.

    That Loser getting put behind bars?

    Bike is totaled I imagine?

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    Shit man, glad to hear you're ok!! Well, relatively speaking anyway.

    That Loser getting put behind bars?

    Bike is totaled I imagine?
    Thanks. I don't think so. Likely suspended sentence though, but I don't really care tbh. Just take his license away and I'm good. And yeah bike is done definitely. It caught fire and burned. Police took my footage and bike for "investigation", they better give back my camera soon cuz I don't remember shit what happened 5-10 seconds before and after the crash
    Masai 12/09/2013: “The one thing I can say is that we will not be trapped in the middle. . . . We will not be stuck in no-man’s land.”
    Masai 10/02/2016: "The goal is a championship and I guarantee you we will win one here one day. I guarantee it"

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